Multiple stakes winner Lookin At Lucky worked five furlongs on Hollywood Park’s Cushion Track in :59 3/5 Oct. 31 in preparation for the Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 6 at Churchill Downs.
“He went really well,” said trainer Bob Baffert after the drill under regular rider Martin Garcia. “I wanted him to go in about a minute. It was perfect for him. Everything’s a go.”
Garcia also worked Frizette Stakes (gr. I) winner A Z Warrior for Baffert in :49 for four furlongs in advance of the Grey Goose BC Juvenile Fillies (gr. I).
J P's Gusto, a multiple stakes winner who finished second in the Norfolk Stakes, worked six furlongs in 1:13 for the Grey Goose BC Juvenile for trainer David Hofmans.
Trainer Richard Mandella also worked a pair of Breeders’ Cup candidates: Goodwood Stakes (gr. I) runner-up Crown of Thorns in :59 2/5 for five furlongs on Cushion Track for the BC Dirt Mile (gr. I) and Clement Hirsch (gr. IT) Stakes winner Champ Pegasus five furlongs on turf in 1:01 3/5 for the Emirates Airline BC Turf (gr. IT).
“Champ Pegasus went very nice and galloped out in :12,” said Mandella of the drill under Joel Rosario before Argentine co-owner Arturo Vargas.